To honest OP, I think all of those Heat, Reservoir Dogs, and other Tarantino influences from the 1990s are kinda played out, and unoriginal ideas, GTA needs fresher, newer influences and ideas that are more original. And definitely not more of that FIB/IAA/Merryweather crap or anything similar to it.
If Rockstar is gonna use any cinematic or media influences for any kind of substantial story DLC, they should draw from stuff that is more symbolic of more modern and realistic real-life LA crime - movies like End Of Watch, Training Day, Street Kings, or TV shows like The Shield and Southland.
I'd much rather Rockstar used very little to no outside influences to make an original, interesting, and enjoyable story DLC that is centered around modern-day LA-based drug cartels, gangs and organized crime.
So you want GTA to use original ideas, but want them to continue with the drug and gang trade and organized crime, something they've done basically every game?
I was referring to original ideas for a script/story or certain gameplay aspects, not the main theme of the game.
I'm sorry bro, you cannot convince me otherwise - I'd rather the same organized crime, gang and drug trade stuff over that federal agent and government bullsh*t in GTA any day.
So it's always a great thing to dramatically change something and do something else simply because it's not been done before ? Going by your logic, why don't Rockstar turn GTA into something like the later Saints Row games then ? SR 3 and 4 had things never seen in the previous SR games like mini-spaceships, UFOs, guitar weapons with magic energy bolts, the gangstas become president of the USA, and all that stupid sh*t. Once you go away from the main GTA formula of realism-based gangs and organized crime, anything goes and the game can feel less and less like GTA once all kinds of far-fetched nonsense comes into play. But then again, someone with very weak tastes like you would probably say it's a good thing - you have a long history on here endorsing all that stupid zombie sh*t in GTA.